Wild Cat Blues (1923)
Last updated: 02.11.18
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Composer: T. Waller Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Solo A(T)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 061
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I was always a great Monty Sunshine fan and one of my most prized possessions is an LP (NJT 500) "Chris Barber Plays The Music of Clarence Williams (also generally credited as co-composer) and Spencer Williams ". On it can be heard a fantastic version of "Wild Cat Blues" played by Monty Sunshine and for my taste Monty's version is the definitive, better even than Sidney Bechet himself (as heard on Riverside RLP 149 and recorded in 1947).
I transcribed if from the LP back in 1981 but never managed to get the fiddly bits right and have simply scored them as trillers. Over the years I tried without success to find someone to play it. I would just love to add a bass accompaniment! Who knows, perhaps some recorder surfer out there in cyberspace will give it a try!
Since writing the above in 1998, two surfers made enquiries almost within the same week, which encouraged me to finally publish the transcription in April 2002.
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cd15.gif Chris Barber The Absolutely Essential 3CD Collection flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Chris Barber The Very Best of Chris Barber flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Sydney Bechet Les Oignons flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
cd15.gif Sydney Bechet The Creole Prodigy flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists That Devilin' Tune CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Paris Washboard Wild Cat Blues flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif
cd15.gif Monty Sunshine Remembering Monty Sunshine CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Fats Waller Low Down Papa CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
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youtube15.jpg Chris Barber's Jb Monty Sunshine 1955 Wild Cat Blues (3:04) Monty Sunshine
youtube15.jpg Wild Cat Blues - 2. Jazznight Kerpen 6 10 1985 (4:46) Chris Barber